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19 June 2018


BREAKING: Lesbian East Bay Assembly candidate headed to fall ballot

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 14

Lesbian Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles is now expected to compete in November for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.

Editorial: More answers needed from Amtrak

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jun 13

The Amtrak Police Department has not been forthcoming in the case of Aaron Salazar, the young gay college student who was found severely injured along the railroad tracks on the edge of Truckee, California last month.

Business Briefs: Gay-owned bank taps into digital financial future

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 13

Colin Walsh, the founder and CEO of Varo Money Inc., envisions a day where the local bank branch is a relic of financial history.

Queer SF State film program gets $50K grant

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jun 13

As Johnny Symons, co-founder of the Queer Cinema Project and an assistant professor at San Francisco State University, put it; queer filmmaking is a way for LGBT community members to express the complexities and nuances of their lives to the world.

Duboce neighbors relieved pot store hearing delayed

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Jun 13

Some residents in Duboce Triangle are relieved that a city hearing for a proposed retail cannabis store in the neighborhood has been delayed.

Bermuda's supreme court legalizes same-sex marriage - again

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 13

Same-sex marriage is legal again in Bermuda.

Conservatives join Kennedy in narrow cake ruling

NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Jun 13

An analysis of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

 Warriors rule!

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jun 13

Oakland threw a parade Tuesday for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Political Notebook: Mandelman faces token opposition in fall D8 race

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 13

With no major opponent filing to run against him in November, District 8 Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman is all but assured of winning a full four-year term in the fall.

Arts & Culture

Muscle is as muscle does

MOVIES | By Erin Blackwell | Jun 18

"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male,

Foot fetishists, rejoice!

DVD | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 13

Marilyn Monroe once cooed, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." She may have had the right shoes, but alas not a pair of Manolos, since she died before he appeared on the scene.

Playlist for Pride & beyond

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 13

A less-than-subtle branding project by MGM Resorts, Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined (Sony) is a six-song EP on which queer and queer allies flip the script on popular tunes, making them about same gender love, intact pronouns and all.

Preaching to the converted

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 13

Following the inspirational lead of Jeff Sessions - who bears a striking resemblance to Leslie Jordan - I feel a duty to recuse myself from future reviews of the Del Shores oeuvre.

Finnish conductor proves her mastery

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jun 13

Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki returned to Davies Symphony Hall last week to lead the San Francisco Symphony in an exciting program featuring Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and the first SFS performances of comp

Kidnapping Andrea Riseborough

MOVIES | By Erin Blackwell | Jun 13

Andrea Riseborough is a marvelous actress. She's one of those chameleons who can be anybody, given the right makeup, costume, and script.


Tastefully proud: Papi Rico, Hamburger Mary's, Indo and Wooden Spoon serve it up

DINING & DRINKING | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 13

Just in time for Pride, a small bouquet of eateries has bloomed in the Castro. Whether you're a local who's not often in the gayborhood, or you've got out-of-town visitors stoked to see the sites, swing on by and bring your appetite for something new.

40 Years of Leather:  International Mr. Leather celebrates four decades

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jun 13

This year's recent International Mr. Leather (IML) weekend was its 40th anniversary. 40 years since Chuck Renslow decided to have a leather contest, a contest and weekend that in large part helped form the foundation of the modern leather experience.

Nightlife events June 14-21, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 13

Getting out, being out is all what June's about. Spill the LGBTea and tell your tales, or listen to others' stories. Dance, celebrate; nightlife awaits.

Leather Events, June 14-30, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Jun 13

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters, including Pride events.

Bare Necessities: Broadway Bares III celebs strip & sing for a cause

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 6

When Deb Leamy blew into town on the winds of a bad breakup four years ago, she brought the seeds of a new San Francisco tradition: Broadway Bares SF. The third annual production will bring an evening of song, swivel & sweat to the DNA Lounge on June 17.

Summer spirits: Libations for lovely longer days and nights

DINING & DRINKING | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 6

As we head into summer, the Bay Area Reporter has ordered up a round of fresh libations, whether you're looking for a new haunt, a new drink of choice, a wine country escape, or intellectual rationale for an impending hangover.